If you lived in Tuvalu instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 12.2 years less

In United States, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Tuvalu, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.

be 42.5% more likely to be obese

In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Tuvalu, that number is 51.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 92.7% less money

United States has a GDP per capita of $60,200 as of 2020, while in Tuvalu, the GDP per capita is $4,400 as of 2020.

be 74.2% more likely to live below the poverty line

In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Tuvalu, however, that number is 26.3% as of 2010.

Life

have 84.9% more children

In United States, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Tuvalu, there are 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In United States, approximately 5.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Tuvalu, on the other hand, 28.9 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 46.2% less likely to have internet access

In United States, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Tuvalu, about 49.0% do as of 2019.

Expenditures

spend 42.9% more on healthcare

United States spends 16.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Tuvalu, that number is 24.0% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 99.9% less coastline

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Tuvalu, that number is 24 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Tuvalu: At a glance

Tuvalu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 26 sq km. In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period.
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